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Digital Gaston County

Herbert Lee Waters Films

The H. Lee Waters Film Collection from Duke University’s digital collections, includes silent films documenting residents of small towns across North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina, from 1936 to 1942.


Films (Gaston County) of H. Lee Waters:

More websites to view North Carolina films by H. Lee Waters:

Photography by H. Lee Waters:

  • H. Lee Waters Photography Gallery
    The Davidson County Historical Museum has preserved H. Lee Waters' still image collection from his photography studio in Lexington, North Carolina.

Articles about H. Lee Waters:

  • Sorg, Lisa, et al. “Photographer H. Lee Waters Focused on the Familiar.Our State, 11 Jan. 2017,

  • "Forever on Film: In his silent movies of decades past, H. Lee Waters honors ordinary Southerners" by Lawrence Toppman. Charlotte Observer, February 28, 1993. p.1E, 2E

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